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There are 3 ways to get from Brussels to Ghent by train, taxi or car

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  • Distance: 31 miles
  • Duration: 33 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Ghent, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels to Ghent every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 33 minutes.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Gent St Pieters
Avg. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Other operators
Taxi
Avg. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Taxis Bleus
Phone
+32 2 268 00 00
Website
taxisbleus.be
Brussels Taxis
Phone
+32 484 97 59 75
Website
brusselstaxis.be
Limostar
Phone
+32 2 512 01 01
Website
limostar.be

How far is it from Brussels to Ghent?

The distance between Brussels and Ghent is 50 km. The road distance is 55 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Brussels to Ghent?

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Ghent is to drive which costs 7€ and takes 39 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Brussels to Ghent?

The quickest way to get from Brussels to Ghent is to train which takes 33 minutes and costs 8€.

Is there a direct train between Brussels and Ghent?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Gent St Pieters. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 33 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Brussels to Ghent?

The train from Bruxelles-Midi to Gent St Pieters takes 33 minutes including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.